Campus Life

UWF Notice: Winter weather forecast for Northwest Florida

University officials are closely monitoring the severe winter weather that is forecast for late tonight, Monday, Feb. 15 and Tuesday, Feb. 16 in Northwest Florida.

Late this evening, temperatures in Northwest Florida are projected to be in the high teens to low 20’s. Wind chills are expected in the single digits to low teens. Given the widespread rain, black ice is possible on roads across most of the area.

The University will close at 9 p.m. tonight, Monday, Feb. 15 through 5 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.

  • All courses, including online courses, are cancelled. All assignments, exams, virtual and in-person courses are suspended during this time.
  • All virtual or in-person meetings, activities and services are suspended during this time.
  • Essential employees must report to work, as assigned. If you are essential personnel and required to report to work, your supervisor will notify you.

Residential Students: When severe weather conditions are expected in the Pensacola area, UWF residential students may be directed to shelter in place. Dining Services will work with Housing and Residence Life on facilitating dining options during the closure. Information will be communicated to residential students through Housing and Residence Life staff.

Students, faculty and staff can learn about storm preparedness at and Local area weather updates are available at WUWF 88.1FM or at Updates from the National Weather Service are available at and

The University communicates with students, faculty and staff through email,,,, and the UWF Mobile Alert text messaging system. To ensure you receive future University communications, log into Mobile Alert through MyUWF and confirm your contact information is up-to-date.

In the event of an emergency, please contact the UWF Police Department at 850.474.2415.